14 days in Arizona, New Mexico & Denver Itinerary

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Make it your trip
— 2 nights
— 1 night
— 2 nights
Drive to Grant County Airport, Fly to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Drive to Sedona
— 1 night
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Denver
— 3 nights


Phoenix — 2 nights

You'll find plenty of places to visit near Phoenix: Scottsdale (Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center & McDowell Sonoran Preserve).

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Phoenix trip maker site.

Los Angeles to Phoenix is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in January, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Tucson.
Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Side Trips

Tucson — 1 night

Old Pueblo

Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take in breathtaking views at Sabino Canyon, then learn more about the world around you at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, and then take in the history at Mission San Xavier del Bac.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Tucson driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Phoenix to Tucson in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Phoenix in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of 41°F in Tucson. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Deming.
Shopping · Parks · Nature · Museums

Deming — 2 nights

On the 18th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Deming Luna Mimbres Museum and then let the kids burn off some steam at Pancho Villa State Park. Keep things going the next day: stroll around City of Rocks State Park and then learn about winemaking at D.H. Lescombes Winery & Tasting Room.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Deming vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Tucson to Deming takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Tucson in January, things will get slightly colder in Deming: highs are around 56°F and lows about 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sedona.
Parks · Nature · Wineries · Fun & Games
Side Trip

Sedona — 1 night

Red Rock Country

Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Holy Cross, then shop like a local with Navarro Gallery & Sculpture Garden, then see Off-Road Tours, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Sedona itinerary app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Deming to Sedona. Traveling from Deming in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sedona, with lows around 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Spas

Grand Canyon National Park — 4 nights

Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, sightseeing, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, make a trip to Powell Point, get great views at Mohave Point, and take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park visit planning app.

Explore your travel options from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Sedona in January, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be cooler, around 15°F, while days are slightly colder, around 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Denver.
Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Trails

Denver — 3 nights

Mile-High City

Get out of town with these interesting Denver side-trips: Flatirons (in Boulder), Colorado Springs (National Museum of World War II Aviation & Garden of the Gods) and Spas (in Estes Park). The adventure continues: catch some excitement at Carousel of Happiness and examine the collection at Forney Museum of Transportation.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Denver trip builder site.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Denver takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January, Denver is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 21°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can fly back home.
Parks · Museums · Nature · Trails
Side Trips

Arizona travel guide

Canyons · Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails
The Grand Canyon State
Known as the "Grand Canyon State," Arizona boasts dense forests, deep gorges, sprawling national parks, and modern ski resorts. Native American reservations take up about a quarter of the state, housing several tribes and offering visitors a chance to discover the varied cultures of the country's indigenous population. A patchwork of diverse tourist attractions, Arizona features exclusive golf courses and upscale shops, as well as cactus-covered canyons and stretches of desolate desert straight out of old Westerns, perfect for a vacation far from the city bustle. Though the state still clings to its Old West flavor, its busy college towns packed with young students from around the world exude a cosmopolitan atmosphere.

New Mexico travel guide

Specialty Museums · Geologic Formations · Historic Walking Areas
Land of Enchantment
New Mexico is a land of distinctive regional cuisine and a thriving art scene, centered around the state's cosmopolitan urban centers. Once a Spanish colony claimed by 16th-century conquistadores, New Mexico remains the home of a large Spanish-speaking population and plenty of historical places to visit. The state also contains many Native American communities, sheltering a traditional way of life irretrievably lost in most other places in the country. With large tracts of sparsely inhabited land, the state is a great vacation destination for those who want to discover one of the world's last truly untamed regions, interspersed by only a few ancient pueblos and centuries-old missionary churches.